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Species Pterallastes thoracicus

bee-like fly with orange thorax - Pterallastes thoracicus - female Narcissus bulb fly or not? - Pterallastes thoracicus - male Syphid Fly - Pterallastes thoracicus - female Syrphid bee-mimic - Pterallastes thoracicus fly - Pterallastes thoracicus Fuzzy Syrphid - Pterallastes thoracicus Pterallastes thoracicus? - Pterallastes thoracicus - female Pterallastes thoracicus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Milesiini
Subtribe Temnostomina
Genus Pterallastes
Species thoracicus (Pterallastes thoracicus)
Explanation of Names
Pterallastes thoracicus Loew 1863
e. US (NY-GA to WI-NE-MS)(1)